skip to content
The cruel hunters : SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger, Hitler's most notorious anti-partisan unit Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The cruel hunters : SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger, Hitler's most notorious anti-partisan unit

Author: French L MacLean
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., ©1998.
Series: Schiffer military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The Dirlewanger Battalion, also known as Sonderkommando (special commando) Dirlewanger was perhaps the least understood, but at the same time the most notorious German SS anti-partisan unit in World War II. German propaganda correspondents and wartime photographers did not follow them in action. And for good reason. Wherever the Dirlewanger unit named for and led by Oskar Dirlewanger operated, corruption and rape  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacLean, French L.
Cruel hunters.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., ©1998
(OCoLC)606427228
Named Person: Oskar Dirlewanger; Oskar Dirlewanger; Oskar Dirlewanger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: French L MacLean
ISBN: 9780764304835 0764304836
OCLC Number: 39156398
Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A monster is born --
The anti-partisan years, 1942 --
The anti-partisan years, 1943 --
Farewell to Russia, 1944 --
Warsaw --
The monster dies --
Judgment at Nuremberg --
Appendix 1: SS ranks --
Appendix 2: Sonderkommando officers --
Appendix 3: Sonderkommando enlisted personnel --
Appendix 4: Fate of Dirlewanger protagonists --
Appendix 5: Dirlewanger unite designations --
Appendix 6: German anti-partisan operations with Sonderkommando Dirlewanger --
Appendix 7: Composition of Sonderkommando Dirlewanger --
Appendix 8: Glossary.
Series Title: Schiffer military history.
Responsibility: French MacLean.

Abstract:

The Dirlewanger Battalion, also known as Sonderkommando (special commando) Dirlewanger was perhaps the least understood, but at the same time the most notorious German SS anti-partisan unit in World War II. German propaganda correspondents and wartime photographers did not follow them in action. And for good reason. Wherever the Dirlewanger unit named for and led by Oskar Dirlewanger operated, corruption and rape formed an every-day part of life and indiscriminate slaughter, beatings and looting were rife. Formed as a battalion of convicted poachers in 1940, the unit operated in Poland until 1942, guarding Jews in forced labor camps and making life miserable for Poles in Lublin and Cracow. From there Dirlewanger spent two years combating partisans in central Russia, giving no quarter and expecting none in return, during vicious fighting against an elusive foe in the midst of inhospitable swamps and dismal forests. In 1944 Dirlewanger savaged Warsaw during the Polish Uprising, before moving to Slovakia to crush another rebellion there. The end of the war saw the unit, which was now a division in size, fighting for its life south of Berlin against the Soviet Army. Medieval in their outlook on war and certainly not indicative of many German military formations, this unit none-the-less remains a reflection of a segment of mankind gone mad in the inferno of World War II on the Eastern Front.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39156398> # The cruel hunters : SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger, Hitler's most notorious anti-partisan unit
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "39156398" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/pau> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Place/atglen_pa> ; # Atglen, PA
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113896> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--Germany
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210272> ; # Germany.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113355> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Germany
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1355184> ; # Underground movements, War
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Topic/ss> ; # SS
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Organization/deutschland> ; # Deutschland
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Topic/oorlogsmisdaden> ; # Oorlogsmisdaden
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Person/dirlewanger_oskar_1895_1945> ; # Oskar Dirlewanger
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/268283346> ; # Waffen-SS
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354209> ; # Regimental histories
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148515> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> ; # World War (1939-1945)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/151450333> ; # Waffen-SS. SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Organization/waffen_ss_ss_sonderkommando_dirlewanger> ; # Waffen-SS. SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Topic/verzetsstrijders> ; # Verzetsstrijders
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Topic/tweede_wereldoorlog> ; # Tweede Wereldoorlog
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.541343/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/30446532> ; # Oskar Dirlewanger
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Event/1939_1945> ; # 1939-1945
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/15659212> ; # French L. MacLean
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1998" ;
   schema:datePublished "1998" ;
   schema:description "A monster is born -- The anti-partisan years, 1942 -- The anti-partisan years, 1943 -- Farewell to Russia, 1944 -- Warsaw -- The monster dies -- Judgment at Nuremberg -- Appendix 1: SS ranks -- Appendix 2: Sonderkommando officers -- Appendix 3: Sonderkommando enlisted personnel -- Appendix 4: Fate of Dirlewanger protagonists -- Appendix 5: Dirlewanger unite designations -- Appendix 6: German anti-partisan operations with Sonderkommando Dirlewanger -- Appendix 7: Composition of Sonderkommando Dirlewanger -- Appendix 8: Glossary."@en ;
   schema:description "The Dirlewanger Battalion, also known as Sonderkommando (special commando) Dirlewanger was perhaps the least understood, but at the same time the most notorious German SS anti-partisan unit in World War II. German propaganda correspondents and wartime photographers did not follow them in action. And for good reason. Wherever the Dirlewanger unit named for and led by Oskar Dirlewanger operated, corruption and rape formed an every-day part of life and indiscriminate slaughter, beatings and looting were rife. Formed as a battalion of convicted poachers in 1940, the unit operated in Poland until 1942, guarding Jews in forced labor camps and making life miserable for Poles in Lublin and Cracow. From there Dirlewanger spent two years combating partisans in central Russia, giving no quarter and expecting none in return, during vicious fighting against an elusive foe in the midst of inhospitable swamps and dismal forests. In 1944 Dirlewanger savaged Warsaw during the Polish Uprising, before moving to Slovakia to crush another rebellion there. The end of the war saw the unit, which was now a division in size, fighting for its life south of Berlin against the Soviet Army. Medieval in their outlook on war and certainly not indicative of many German military formations, this unit none-the-less remains a reflection of a segment of mankind gone mad in the inferno of World War II on the Eastern Front."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/896278683> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:genre "Biographies"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Series/schiffer_military_history> ; # Schiffer military history.
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606427228> ;
   schema:name "The cruel hunters : SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger, Hitler's most notorious anti-partisan unit"@en ;
   schema:productID "39156398" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/39156398#PublicationEvent/atglen_pa_schiffer_pub_1998> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Agent/schiffer_pub> ; # Schiffer Pub.
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780764304835> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9900269> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/39156398> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Organization/waffen_ss_ss_sonderkommando_dirlewanger> # Waffen-SS. SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Waffen-SS. SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Person/dirlewanger_oskar_1895_1945> # Oskar Dirlewanger
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1895" ;
   schema:deathDate "1945" ;
   schema:familyName "Dirlewanger" ;
   schema:givenName "Oskar" ;
   schema:name "Oskar Dirlewanger" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Series/schiffer_military_history> # Schiffer military history.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39156398> ; # The cruel hunters : SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger, Hitler's most notorious anti-partisan unit
   schema:name "Schiffer military history." ;
   schema:name "Schiffer military history" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/896278683#Topic/tweede_wereldoorlog> # Tweede Wereldoorlog
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Tweede Wereldoorlog"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113355> # World War, 1939-1945--Germany
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Germany"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113896> # World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--Germany
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--Germany"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148515> # World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210272> # Germany.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Germany." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354209> # Regimental histories
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Regimental histories"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1355184> # Underground movements, War
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Underground movements, War"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/151450333> # Waffen-SS. SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Waffen-SS. SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/15659212> # French L. MacLean
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "MacLean" ;
   schema:givenName "French L." ;
   schema:name "French L. MacLean" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/268283346> # Waffen-SS
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Waffen-SS" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/30446532> # Oskar Dirlewanger
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1895" ;
   schema:deathDate "1945" ;
   schema:familyName "Dirlewanger" ;
   schema:givenName "Oskar" ;
   schema:name "Oskar Dirlewanger" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780764304835>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0764304836" ;
   schema:isbn "9780764304835" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606427228>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Cruel hunters." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39156398> ; # The cruel hunters : SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger, Hitler's most notorious anti-partisan unit
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/39156398>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39156398> ; # The cruel hunters : SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger, Hitler's most notorious anti-partisan unit
   schema:dateModified "2017-12-25" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.